Santiam Spokes is a recreational bicycling club for cyclists
of all ages and abilities.
Generally we're low-key. We like to ride, but we are happy also to go slowly and
enjoy the wonderful biking roads in the beautiful Willamette Valley of Oregon.
We look after each other on rides and try to be sure that
everyone is having fun. We welcome new and experienced riders. Regularly we offer
a Discovering Bicycling Class that helps you get off the sofa and into the fun of
We have special rides that take us to wineries or cemeteries, on ferries or overnight
camping, up steep hills, or week-long tours. We ride to festivals and celebrate
the beauty of our countryside. Mostly our rides are moderate on the many routes
we have mapped in
the Willamette Valley. However, we do some climbing and fast rides that are strenuous
and challenging. Six of our members have ridden across the United States. Almost
every summer we have a week-long, camping w/sag club tour.
This has to be the lowest cost bike tour in the state.
Since 1992, each June we produce the Strawberry
Century tour, a premier event to initiate summer. Riders say this is the best
run tour in Oregon; the Strawberry is becoming more popular every year.
We also help community by conducting bicycling clinics for children, donating helmets
and other safety gear, and other activities to further responsible bicycling by
youth and adults.
Our club meetings are at 7:00 PM on the first Thursday of each month at Lebanon Community Hospital. Our newsletters
are in area bike shops. Pick up a copy.
We have several parties and gatherings each year.
There's plenty of room and fun! Ride with us! (Membership Application)